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Burial site unearthed.

A NEW build of apartments in Lichfield has dug up a 40 skeltons, believed to be part of a medieval burial plot.

Workmen have uncovered rows of skeletons at the St John's Hospital site, which archaeologists believe dates back to medieval times.

The Bursar of St John's, Juanita Sangha said: "This is a very interesting find and provides a window into the medieval history of Lichfield.

"However, St John's is treating the human remains with the greatest of respect and the site will be filled in and restored as soon as possible."

St John's Hospital was established in 1135 adjacent to the City Culstubbe gate, which crossed what is now St John Street.

Many pilgrims came from all over the country to be near the shrine of bones of St Chad - where Lichfield Cathedral now stands.

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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Aug 23, 2015
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